RYAN! Feddersen: Stomping Ground
April 6-April 27, 2018
Friday Friday Artist's reception, April 6, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday
RYAN! Feddersen is a WVC alumna whose mixed-media installations feature interactive and immersive artworks inviting audience participation. As a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (Okanogan/Arrow Lakes), she draws on the indigenous traditions of performance, communal/experiential practice, and social engagement. She has created large-scale interactive installations and site-specific pieces for regional museums and arts agencies including the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Tacoma Art Museum, MoPOP (EMP), The Henry Gallery, Spokane Arts, and the Missoula Art Museum.
RYAN! Feddersen forms connections between US history, Okanogan lore, and current events to ignite conversations on place, use of space, and our relationship to the environment. She was inspired to create interactive and temporary artworks as a way to honor an indigenous perspective on the relationship between artist and community. Her approach emphasizes humor, play, and creative engagement to create opportunities for personal introspection and discovery.
About the artist:
RYAN! Feddersen, member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville (Okanogan/Arrow
Lakes), was born in 1984 and raised in Wenatchee, Wash. She received a bachelor of
fine arts at Cornish College of the Arts in 2009, graduating magna cum laude, and
remained in Seattle for approximately 10 years working as an artist, studio assistant,
and arts administrator, before relocating to Tacoma, Wash., where she is now based
with her husband and two cats (Brock, Gonzo, and Gamma Ray).
Feddersen has created large-scale interactive installations and site-specific pieces throughout the region, working with Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, Tacoma Art Museum, MoPOP (EMP), The Henry Gallery, Museum of Northwest Art, Spokane Arts, Spaceworks, and the Missoula Art Museum. Recently, Feddersen was named a 2018 National Fellow in Visual Arts with the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.
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